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The Paper • Page 4 • April 18, 2019 Escondido Mosque Arson

The FBI and the ATF are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for this arson and vandalism. The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Escondido Police Department in California are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the arson and vandalism of the Dar-ulArqam Mosque, also known as the Islamic Center of Escondido, on March 24, 2019.

At approximately 3:15 a.m., an unknown subject or subjects intentionally set fire to the place of worship (located at 318 West 6th Avenue in Escondido, California) while several individuals were inside. No injuries were sustained as a result of the fire. The exterior of the building sustained damage and the property was defaced. Anyone with information concerning this arson and vandalism investigation should contact the FBI at 1-

800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

You may also contact your local FBI office, local ATF office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Two Juveniles Arrested for Arson

On April 8 at 3:48 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call about a fire at a playground located at Sweetwater Street and Coral Reef Avenue. The City of Carlsbad Fire Department and Police Department responded, and the Fire Department extinguished the fire. Early investigation by the Fire Department revealed that the fire was started by an unknown accelerant. A second fire location was found in the roadway at the Coaster Station located in the 6500 block of Avenida Encinas.

Police and Fire investigators were called to the scene to investigate. The investigation lead to the arrest of two juvenile suspects, a 17-yearold female and a 14-year-old male. The investigation is ongoing.

New Superintendent Hired by Escondido Union HS Board

The Escondido Union High School District Board has voted to finalize

Comes time for a prom and Olga takes Julia shopping for a prom evening gown and brings son, Eli, along. Eli is thrilled.

Man About Town

The Rite(s) of Passage - Escondido City Councilmember has a beautiful daughter named Julia. She also has a handsome son named Eli.

The look on his face tells a story that all of us men recognize.

Eli’s look epitomizes the feelings all of us men share when we go shopping with the women in our life. Eli . . welcome to the club. •••• That guy I ofen refer to as “the world’s gretest dentist,” Dr. Greg Hurt, is absolutely unflappable.

a contract with a new superintendent, Anne Staffieri, a month after selecting her in closed session during a special meeting. Staffieri, who is currently superintendent of Ramona Unified School District, was hired during a closed session at a special board meeting.

The board approved her contract for $245,975 per year in the new position, with 2.5 percent annual increases, longevity bonuses at five, 10 and 15 years of service, and stipends for her master’s and doctoral degrees

“I’m very excited to be returning to Escondido, and look forward to working with the governing board to enhance and increase opportunities for every student to be successful,” Staffieri said. “We have a lot of students in the district, and we have a lot of needs, including social and emotional needs, academic needs and attendance.”

In the same meeting, the board ratified a teacher’s contract, approved raises for several top administrators, and voted to eliminate 11 nonteaching staff positions and reduce the hours of four others. Some of those are vacant positions that will be cut, while others will be layoffs. As one of their final actions of the evening, the school board discussed whether they should allow campuses to name benches, facilities or scholarships for living people as well as those who have died.

In addition to completing remodeling of his home he is right in the midst of a major remodeling of the shopping center where his dental clinic (San Marcos Dental Center, 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd.) is located. “Lots of noise, construction crews, and activity going on,” he laughs. “But you know what, our regular patients know about it and accept it and they keep coming back for treatment. And word of mouth has gotten out that we do pretty good work and we are getting a lot of new patients who come in. They all seem more than willing to tolerate the slight inconveniences of construction acivity in order to get great dental attention. We’ve got the greatest dental team in the profession and our patients know this and trust us to care for them properly. It’s amazing!”

I know exactly what the good doctor is talking about. He has been doing my dental work for years and I marvel at his talent, his facility, his service. His staff is not only very talented and organized but attractive, well groomed, and fun to visit with. About a year ago I needed a root canal and crown. Over the years the term ‘root canal’ has come to cause a bit of concern to patients. Nothing to it.

Letters to the Editor Questions, Questions, We Have Questions

Questions for the Owner of the Paper, Lyle E. Davis.

Can you settle a friendly debate? I say you're originally from Minnesota. My friend says you're from Nebraska because you sometimes talk about the Cornhuskers. Who is right? Editor’s Note: You both are. Born in Windom, Minnesota, grew up in Omaha. Am a die-hard Husker fan) Letters to the Editor Cont. on Page 5

It was like attending a great symphony. Everything was so well organized, a team of specialists were ready, willing and able to see to it that I was properly cared for and treated. No pain. pain.


Absolutely no

Root canal done. Fitting for a crown - that, too, went off smoothly and in no time at all my visit to Dr. Hurt’s Clinic was over. It may sound strange to say this but having a root canal done at Dr. Hurt’s office was actually a pleasant experience. How many times have you been able to say a dental procedure was a pleasant experience?

It’s commonplace at Dr. Hurt’s. He has just put together such a terrific staff that his practice is a wonderful success story and could well serve as a business model for any new dentists who are entering private practice. As should be evident by my comments, if you are in need of a dentist I highly recommend Dr Greg Hurt and his staff.

See his ad on page 8 of this edition for details as to location, hours, and special offerings for a variety of dental procedures

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